The Livingston County Consortium on Aging was established for collaboration, advocacy and communication between agencies and persons concerned with the provision of services to all older adults in our community. Through our efforts in the community providing two longstanding events, The Annual Caregiver Fair and Livingston County Senior Power Day, we provide grants to local non-profit agencies that serve our Livingston County Seniors.
In the past few years, LCCOA has been able to gift thousands of dollars, to organizations who used the gift to provide programs, services, and equipment to aging adults in Livingston County. We know that there are many unmet needs and priorities in the county and feel fortunate to be able to provide a small gift that will positively impact one or more areas of the community through:
Active Aging (geriatric services, health and fitness opportunities)
Aging in Place (safe, affordable housing, either in their own(ed) home or communal)
Community Engaging Seniors (keeping them involved, and regarded as valued)
Community Infrastructure (gathering spots, transportation, health care, food)
The Consortium awarded $2,600 in 2021 to agencies serving seniors in Livingston County. Congratulations to all of the organizations awarded funds for the 2021 grant cycle!
Brighton Senior Center was awarded $1,000 to create a dedicated senior fitness space.
Hartland Senior Center was awarded $600 to purchase handcarts to make their programs more efficient.
VINA Dental was awarded $1,000 for their Senior Hygiene discount program.
2021 Commitment to Caring Award -The Consortium, in collaboration with the Nawrocki Center for Elder Law, Special Needs, and Disability Planning, have teamed up to offer an annual award for an individual or organization that has consistently demonstrated commitment, care, and service to the Livingston County senior community on an ongoing basis. Along with the recognition, the Nawrocki Center will contribute $500 to a charity of the recipient's choice.
Commitment to Caring Award Archives:
2021 awarded to Beth Newman - Donation awarded to Livingston County Catholic Charities
2019 awarded to Carol Dean - Donation awarded to Putnam Senior Center
2018 awarded to Janice Yakin - Donation awarded to Cromaine Library
2017 awarded to Linda Bauby- Donation awarded to Livingston County Catholic Charities
2016 awarded to Debra Wilbanks- Donation awarded to Brighton Walk to End Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's Association
2015 awarded to Roberta Simmons- Donation awarded to LETS
2014 awarded to Mark Swanson- Donation awarded to Senior Nutrition Program